December 11, 2011

Sweet, Sweet Music (Wreath)!

I love those vintage sheet music wreaths and I’ve been wanting to make one for a long time.    I read tons of tutorials and studied lots of pictures before I attempted my own.    The best tutorial on how to roll the sheet music came from this blog.      After rolling just a few cones, it was a snap!     So I gathered all my cones and other supplies and went to town making myself a wreath.   

 

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Got myself an old music book at the thrift store for $2.00 and ended up using all but about 2-3 sheets (I think there were around 85 or so pages in the book).    This makes a huge wreath but I wanted a big one for the wall it was going on.       Be sure to have lots of glue sticks on hand.

 

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Here’s all my cones that I rolled.    I also cut out a cardboard circle to use as my base.

The first row of cones went on pretty easy but when I got to the 2nd row, I got a little messed up in placing the cones.    But I kept on gluing and gluing until it looked better.    I still wasn’t happy so I took some old yellowed book pages that I rolled to use for a smaller wreath and filled in best I could.     It’s not perfect, but that’s okay.    I also hot glued a cute little pin in the center to make it a little different.   

Okay, so here’s my version of the ever popular sheet music wreath:

 

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I put a glass in the center to try and keep the first row somewhat even.

 

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Here’s the backside after I glued all the big cones

 

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Here I’ve added the yellowed pages and the pin.    I liked the contrast between the two different colors of cones.

 

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I found the pin in my closet, forgot I had it, had never worn it so this was a good was to reuse and recycle!

 

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I had a blank wall in the kitchen that I needed to put something big on.    So that’s why I decided to make a large wreath to go on that space.     I looped a ribbon on the back and hot glued it on to hang it with.    

Now I’ll just have to roll more small cones so I can make a smaller wreath to put in the sunroom.    Like I said, this isn’t perfect but it turned out pretty good for my first attempt.

 

I pinky promise I’m going to share my Christmas mantel this week!     Better late than ever, right?Send a kiss

7 comments:

Robin said...

You did a fabulous job on this! Love the combination of different pages/colors.

Amy Kinser said...

Your wreath looks great. I made one a year or so ago that I really love. It's a very versatile thing to use.

Cheri said...

Gorgeous! Should I place my order...kidding.

Robin said...

I dearly love these wreaths and yours is wonderful with the two "old" papers. Great tutorial too! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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Mary Anne said...

Hi Judy:

I have never tried one of these wreaths but have watched a few being put together. I think you did a great job and the two tone seemed to add more interest.

Can't wait to see your mantel.

pam {simple details} said...

So pretty!! I wanted to make one this year, just hasn't made it on the priority list yet!

it konsulent said...

This is a fabulous job combination of different pages, It's a very versatile thing to use,All people like this blog and site also.

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